Announcements and Updates

Coriolis Welcomes Owen Heaney

All of us at Coriolis are delighted to announce Owen Heaney has joined our practice as an analyst. Owen is a recent graduate from the UBC Sauder School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics. Owen brings a quantitative and reasoned approach to market research and financial analysis and we are excited to have him join our team.

We’ve moved!

We have moved!  Our new address is Suite 500 – 1130 West Pender Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 4A4. We are in the same building but have relocated to a different floor. All other contact information remains the same.

Exciting news at Coriolis

We are pleased to announce that as of January 1, 2018 the ownership of Coriolis Consulting Corp. transitioned from the founders, Jay Wollenberg and Sandi Munro, to two long-term employees, Blair Erb and Nicole Olenick.  Blair and Nicole have been part of Coriolis for over 20 years and have been increasingly involved in the management of the firm.  Jay and Sandi will continue to work with Coriolis as associates through their new company Wollenberg Munro Consulting Inc (WMCI), so the team providing consulting services to our clients remains the same.  Email and telephone contacts are also unchanged.  We are excited to continue providing our clients with comprehensive advice in all aspects of planning, real estate analysis, and urban development under this new ownership structure.

Rental Housing Strategies, Metro Vancouver,BC

Coriolis was selected by a group of cooperating agencies, including Metro Vancouver, TransLink, BC Housing, and Van City Credit Union to identify strategies to increase the amount of new rental housing constructed in locations with high transit service. The study identifies the market and financial barriers that are limiting the amount of rental construction and explores the potential to address these barriers with zoning, cost reduction, creative financing, and other levers.

Inputs to DCC Policy, Metro Vancouver, BC

Coriolis has been assisting TransLink in the evaluation of a possible regional development charge to help fund new transportation infrastructure. The Mayors’ Council has approved in principle the idea of a new regional DCC for transportation and Coriolis has been asked to continue working with TransLink on the development of a detailed proposal for this new funding mechanism.

Inputs to Density Policy, Burlington ON

The City of Burlington, Ontario is experiencing an increase in market interest in redevelopment to create new higher density residential projects, in part because of strong housing price growth in the GTA. The City asked Coriolis to help it increase its capability in analyzing how much new density is needed to make redevelopment financially viable and in using provincial legislation to obtain public benefits that address the needs and impacts of new development.

Coriolis Welcomes Andrea Renney

All of us at Coriolis are delighted to announce Andrea Renney has joined our practice as a consultant. Andrea is a senior land economist and planner with 9 years of experience in navigating the complex relationship between real estate, economics, and planning in Canada and international settings.  She holds a Master of Urban and Regional Planning (Queens) and a Bachelor of Commerce in Urban Land Economics (UBC).

False Creek Flats, Vancouver BC

Coriolis is working with the Vancouver Economic Commission to help plan the future of the False Creek Flats area.  This largely industrial area is home to the new Emily Carr University of Art and Design and the proposed replacement for St. Paul’s Hospital, as well as the location of a wide range of technology, food, transportation, and other companies.  The purpose of the project is to explore the potential for the area to become a more diverse, dense, and sustainable employment precinct while continuing to accommodate rail, warehouse, and other industrial uses.

Transit Corridor Planning, Calgary AB

Coriolis is on the team selected for planning the proposed new north rapid transit line in Calgary. Our role includes analysis of urban development opportunities at proposed new station locations.

Town Centre Development Site, Esquimalt BC

Coriolis is managing an RFP process for the acquisition and development of a high density, mixed use site in the core of the waterfront community of Esquimalt, BC.  The project is intended to include residential, retail, office, and a new public library.